A Guide to International Nurseries and Schools in Madrid

The British Nursery

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The British Nursery is a British infant school situated in Pozuelo that offers 15 years experience in English teaching, where children learn English by means of total immersion in the English language. The high level of English provides pupils with fluency, spontaneity and an accent which can only be acquired at a very early age. The nursery is authorised by the Conserjería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid and is a registered British School (NABSS). Many of the students go on the study at other local British and American schools such as The British Council, Kensington School and the American School of Madrid. Ages 1-6. Qualified UK teachers.

Vía Dos Castillas 23
Chalet 21
Azata Club
28224 Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid)
+34 91 351 26 72


Member of www.nabss.org

British Prince School

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British Prince School offers a high quality British education for children between the ages of 2 to 6. All ages follow the requirements of the National British Curriculum.

C/López Santos 1
28231 Las Rozas de Madrid
+34 91 640 90 77


Colegio Nervión

Small family-centred private nursery offering classes in English to children aged 4 months to 3 years. Pupils also receive basic education in Spanish. Flexible timetable offered.

C/Nervión 2, 4, 10
28002 Madrid
+34 91 562 30 30


Montessori Madrid


A small, bilingual nursery for children aged 0 to 6 years in the centre of Madrid that follows the Montessori method. Emphasis placed on respecting each child’s individuality, with low child/adult ratios. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in the school.

C/Henares 13
28002 Madrid
34 628 054 313


Member of www.nabss.org


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British pre-school for children ages 1-6 years. Based on the British National Curriculum with native English teachers and bilingual classroom assistants. Modern, well equipped facilities.

C/Frascuelo 2
28043 Madrid
+34 91 388 93 55


Sol y Luna

English is the sole language spoken at this nursery. Flexible timetable. Gymnastics, theatre, dance and art and music classes offered. From 4 months to 3 years.

+34 91 748 90 03 or 699 226 641


Todo Niños

There are 3 nurseries in this chain in Madrid. This recommended one is based at C/Serrano 63.

C/Serrano 163
28002 Madrid
+34 91 411 05 71


Aquinas New American School in Madrid

Aquinas American School is a K-12, Catholic, private, co-educational school. Founded in 2012, it offers the U.S. curriculum as well as the official Spanish programme. The school is located in Pozuelo de Alarcón, in the quiet Monte Alina neighbourhood, a privileged residential area bordering Mount Boadilla, a protected natural park with over 1,500 acres of pine and holm oak groves.

C/Transversal Cuatro 4
Urbanización Monte Alina
Pozuelo de Alarcón 28223
+34 91 352 31 20


The American School of Madrid

This is a private, independent, not-for-profit co-educational day school for children in grades pre-k (age 3) to 12 (age 17/18). ASM offers the U.S. high school curriculum, the International Baccalaureate and the official Spanish programme. Currently, the school enrols approximately 800 students from over 50 countries around the world. The school follows the American education system.

Ctra Aravaca a Húmera km 2
28224 Pozuelo de Alarcón
+34 91 357 21 54

British Council School


Early years, Primary and Secondary education for children aged between 3 and 18. Spanish and English curriculums. Facilities include computer rooms, sports, music, drama and a large auditorium. The school is divided into 3 departments (Early Years, Primary and Secondary).

C/Solano 3, 5, 7
28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón
+34 91 337 36 12


The English Montessori School

Nursery, Infant, Junior and Senior school. The English Montessori School is a private co-educational school that caters to the educational needs of students of the Spanish and international communities in Madrid. Children from the age of 3 to 18 years of age are admitted to a complete and highly successful educational experience.

Avda La Salle s/n
28023 Aravaca (Madrid)
+34 91 357 26 67


Hastings School

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Hastings School is a fully authorised British School founded in 1971 offering both primary and secondary education to students of all nationalities. Hastings School offers a broad and balanced curriculum. Primary staff, while giving specific attention to literacy and numeracy, ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum.

Calle Azulinas 8
28036 Madrid
+34 91 359 99 13

Paseo de la Habana 204
28036 Madrid
+34 91 359 06 21


Holy Mary Catholic School

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Primary and Secondary British school with Catholic values teaching children from aged 2 to 16. The school follows a British based curriculum and is based in the centre of Madrid. Situated in a beautiful building with outdoor space.

Condes del Val 12
28036 Madrid
+34 91 458 59 09


Member of www.nabss.org

SEK International

Bilingual school for students from 1 to 18, offering extra-curricular activities, a summer camp with Cambridge University examinations and links to schools in Ireland and France and the Camilo José Cela University. SEK has several centres in Europe including one in Barcelona. Small, inner-city, private, non-denominational Spanish school. Part of a group of 6 schools so really well resourced with a caring progressive attitude.

C/Castillo de Manzanares s/n
28692 Villanueva del Castillo
+34 91 815 08 92

Urbinazación Ciudalcampo
Paseo de las Perdices 2
28707 San Sebastián de los Reyes


International School of Madrid

British school founded in 1971 with a strong emphasis on the Spanish language and culture. Bilingual primary school affiliated with the National Association of British Schools in Spain, offering extra-curricular activities, meals, transportation, summer camp and excursions.

Primary school:

C/Rosa Jardón 3
28016 Madrid

Secondary school:

C/Serrano Galvache 13
28033 Madrid

+34 91 359 21 21


International College Spain

Located 8km north-east of Madrid, this is a co-educational, international school open to students of all races, nationalities and religious beliefs. It was founded in 1980 and exists to serve students aged 3 – 18 in the international and local communities. Its aim is to deliver an international education of the highest quality.

C/Vereda Norte 3
La Moraleja
28109 Alcobendas
+34 91 650 23 98

Kensington School

Independent, co-educational British day school for pupils in the primary and secondary age range. Offers extra-curricular sports, music and drama activities.

Av de Bularas 2
28224 Pozuelo de Alarcón
+34 91 715 46 99


Kings College


King’s College is a co-educational day and boarding school for children from the age of 2 to 18 years. Founded in 1969, it is the largest British school in Spain with over 1,880 pupils representing 48 nationalities. It is the first British curriculum school in Spain to have had full UK accreditation through the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The school is a member of COBIS and NABSS. Pupils follow the English National Curriculum and are prepared for (I) GCSE and GCE AS and A Levels. There are also optional Spanish studies and preparation for Spanish university entrance.

King’s College has high academic standards and the official examination results show that the school is on a par with the very best independent schools in the UK, with students graduating into top universities in Britain, USA and Spain, amongst others. An Oxbridge preparatory group works with the most able students to prepare university applications. There is a very experienced Careers and University Entrance Advisory Department for all students. Sixth Form scholarships are available.

Paseo de los Andes 35
28760 Tres Cantos
+34 91 803 48 00


Member of www.nabss.org

Lycée Français

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Nearly 4,000 pupils but every year there is a surplus of demand with not enough places. Follows the French education system and has particularly good results in Maths. Has links with Nigeria to help school children there. Bachillerato students have excellent placements in companies.

Listed in El Mundo’s Top 11 International Schools 2009/10

Plaza del Liceo 1
28043 Madrid
+34 91 748 94 90


The English Montessori School

Teaching based on the Montessori method – motivation, confidence and good values. Follows UK curriculum and Spanish curriculum with subjects such as languages, literature, social science and maths. Bilingual teaching. Teachers can receive online training.

The English Montessori School is listed in el Mundo’s Top International Schools 2009/10

C/Salle s/n
28023 Madrid
+34 91 357 26 67


Member of www.nabss.org

Madrid Montessori

Bilingual education for Spanish and British children is available at a private co-educational primary school offering full coverage of the English National Curriculum complemented by Spanish subjects.

Av de Mataespesa 45
28430 Alpedrete
+34 91 857 93 00


Paseo del Belmás 5
28400 Collado Villalba
+34 91 851 90 39


Numont School

Numont, established in 1962, is a small family school with mostly British staff. It is located in a quiet, residential area in Madrid. Numont is a co-educational primary school for children between the ages of 2 and 11.

C/Parma 16
28043 Madrid
+34 91 300 24 31


Runnymede College


British international school providing Junior and Secondary education. The aims of the Runnymede College are to provide an all-round, academic, liberal humanist education to all students regardless of their sex, race, religion or nationality. There is no religious instruction. To help each child to maximise his or her potential, whether intellectual, artistic or physical, by expecting high standards and using methods appropriate to achieve this.

C/Salvia 30
28109 La Moraleja
+ 34 91 650 83 02


Scuola Italiana

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Over 1,000 pupils and 96 teachers. Personlised style of teaching with lots of contact with parents. Teaching all in Italian except for Spanish classes. Always a high demand for places and has had consistently good academic results.

Listed in El Mundo’s Top International Schools 2009/10

C/Agustín de Bethencourt 1
28003 Madrid
+34 91 533 05 39


St Anne’s School

St Anne’s School was established in 1969 and is a co-educational independent school which provides a British education for children aged 3 to 18. The school is based in one of the most prestigious residential areas of Madrid in Avenida Alfonso XIII. The School is a member of the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS) and is inspected by this body as well as by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

Av Alfonso XIII 164
28016 Madrid
+34 91 561 27 17


Member of www.nabss.org

St George’s British School of Madrid

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One of the successful St George’s chain of schools (there are 3 in Andalucía). Situated on 9,000m² grounds include fully equipped and modern facilities such as:

* Purpose built classrooms: music, art, ICT
* Special Needs classrooms
* Indoor sport facilities / Gymnasium
* Kitchen and dining hall
* Outdoor play areas
* Outdoor sport facilities
* Assembly room
* Library
* Science laboratories

All the classrooms in the school are bright, spacious and fully equipped. Overall our facilities offer a pleasant, stimulating and secure environment for teaching and learning.

C/Salvia 40
28109 Alcobendas (La Moraleja)
+34 691 489 028


St Michael’s School

St Michael’s School is a private Catholic bilingual school offering education to girls and boys from the age of 2 to 18. It was founded over 30 years ago and currently has 3 sites in the suburbs of Madrid and another in Segovia which also offers a boarding section. The Nursery department is a recognised British School following the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage and commencing Key Stage 1.

C/Río Guadiana 2
28660 Boadilla del Monte
+34 91 633 00 78


With thanks to Mum Abroad for the above information.